Egis has been awarded a new contract to provide work supervision services – site management of the works under the "Rehabilitation of the district heating system of Bucharest municipality" project, financed from POIM and implemented by Bucharest Municipality.
At the end of April, Egis signed a €5.5M supervision contract for upgrading heating network in Bucharest. The "Rehabilitation of the district heating system of Bucharest municipality" project will increase the energy efficiency of the centralized heating system in Bucharest on the II South, II-III and V Grozavești, Progresu – Berceni and I-II-III West mainlines.
The centralized heating supply system represents one of the most utilised hot water and heating supply solutions for urban agglomerations – indeed the Bucharest district heating system is the largest in size in the EU, and the second largest in the world, serving 1.2 million inhabitants. At the same time, this centralized system has a low degree of efficiency, both because of the production processes and because of losses in transport networks and distribution, with high associated costs, requiring significant investments. In accordance with Romania's energy strategy, the need for greater environmental efficiency and in the context of energy market liberalization, the investment was needed to reduce losses and maintenance costs. The project will therefore contribute to energy savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants emissions.
Egis’ role is to bring significant engineering expertise to this project, by assuring, through its quality management system and experienced engineers, the conformity of all processes involved in the completion of works. The Egis team will check the design of works in order to assure that the technical solutions will be optimal and, further, will ensure the timely finalisation of works by supervising the activities leading to results for the client and ultimately making sure that the efficiency of this important network is improved for the inhabitants that it serves.